Students celebrate spring with free Dairy Queen

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Arden Estep

McIntosh students Ana Flores, Claire Oliver, and Raquel Baston enjoy the first day of spring with free treats.

Arden Estep, Staff Writer

Arden Estep
McIntosh students Ana Flores, Claire Oliver, and Raquel Baston enjoy the first day of spring with free treats.

On the first day of spring, March 20, Dairy Queen generously decided to celebrate the warmer weather by giving free vanilla ice cream cones to their customers. They collected donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization with the goal of raising awareness and developing cures for children’s health issues. McIntosh students enjoyed free vanilla ice cream cones and one-dollar chocolate dipped cones. Free cone day, a relatively new tradition for Dairy Queen, has only existed for three years now. Last year, Dairy Queens across the world raised $200,000 on free cone day to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Freshman Claire Oliver said, “Dairy Queen’s free cone day was, once again, a success. I headed over with some friends right after our track practice, and then we all enjoyed the free treats. I will definitely be back next spring for more free ice cream.”

Freshman Raquel Baston said, “I was more than happy to celebrate spring with free ice cream!”